Table 2.

V. vulnificus illnesses that occurred during the study and for which one of the study areas was identified as the most likely harvest area for the implicated oysters

No.aOyster harvest areabHarvest date (mo/day/yr)Samplingc
Date (mo/day/yr)Temp (°C)Salinity (ppt)MPN counts of V. vulnificus (organisms/g)d
ATL-9827Black Bay, La.09/21/9409/19/9427.312.61,857
NY-RegBlack Bay, La.09/22/9409/19/9427.312.61,857
ATL-9823Black Bay, La.10/23/9410/24/9425.513.22,000
ATL-9825Black Bay, La.11/03/9410/31/9419.811.41,016
PHI-59962Apalachicola Bay, Fla.04/20/9504/17/9523.824.0462
ORL-7885Apalachicola Bay, Fla.05/09/9505/08/9526.624.22,540
ORL-1566Apalachicola Bay, Fla.05/15/9505/15/9527.611.82,272
NSV-5830Apalachicola Bay, Fla.05/22/9505/22/9526.519.79,300
NSV-5829Apalachicola Bay, Fla.05/23/9505/22/9526.519.79,300
NSV-5736Cedar Point, Ala.07/15/9507/10/9528.525.0587
ORL-8324Apalachicola Bay, Fla.07/24/9507/24/9530.816.43,145
FLA-8336Black Bay, La.09/10/9509/11/9528.314.92,175
DAL-6-5000Black Bay, La.09/30/9509/25/9525.518.32,000
  • a FDA consumer complaint number.

  • b Most probable harvest location for oysters implicated in illness.

  • c Information on oyster samples collected on the date closest to the harvest date of the implicated oysters.

  • d Geometric mean of the counts from the two subsamples from the lot.